The 24 Most Brutal College Hazing Rituals

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What are the worst college hazing stories? From being sexually assaulted using knives, pens, and household tools, to being forced to consume deadly amounts of controlled substances, to being locked in a room with excrement, here are the worst, most brutal college hazing rituals reported from all around the United States. Brutal sorority and fraternity hazing rituals can happen anywhere, as this list in Rolling Stone reveals. Some of these may have happened to your own friends and family. 

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    TFW You Accidentally Beat Someone to Death

    Five frat members were arrested for murder after making a blind folded pledge carry a 20 pound bag of sand while they "speared" him by running into him headfirst as if they were performing tackling drills. After the student passed out they brought him inside and did an Internet search on his symptoms before FINALLY taking him to the hospital. The student died a day later from a brain injury. 

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    Fraternity Pledge Set on Fire by Jon Hamm

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    In 1990, a Sigma Nu pledge at the University of Texas was savagely beaten with a hammer and a paddle before being set on fire during a brutal hazing ritual that ended in a massive lawsuit. An interesting note about this case is that one of the main offenders was Mad Men's Jon Hamm who withdrew from the school after the incident and returned home to Missouri. 

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    Who Really Needs the South?

    Who Really Needs the South? is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 24 Most Brutal College Hazing Rituals
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    Florida State University’s Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity was suspended over a hazing scenario called "Old South" where pledges were made to act like slaves while serving drinks to members of the frat before stealing traffic cones and polishing them for the evening. Then they were dropped off in the middle of nowhere and made to find their way home without their phones or wallet. Several fraternity members were suspended, but no criminal charges were filed. 

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    The Ice Cream Social

    The Ice Cream Social is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 24 Most Brutal College Hazing Rituals
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    A Redditor with a case of Stockholm Syndrome still looks back on his time of being force fed things like "sticks of butter, raw onions, [and] beef base" before vomiting and having to clean up the vomit by rolling around in it. That frat house must have smelled awful. 

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    Basketball Players Dies After Drinking...Something

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    At Buffalo State College Bradley Doyley, a college basketball player died after a hazing session that saw him drinking a liquid of indeterminate origin. Some people said it was detergent, others said it was "sewer water." Whatever it was, it killed him and the frat was suspended by its national governing body. 

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    The Ol' Milk Chug

    The Ol' Milk Chug is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 24 Most Brutal College Hazing Rituals
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    One Redditor's college story involves standing in a circle around a trash can with his other pledges and drinking as much milk as possible before oiling up their hands and tossing eggs at each other. If the eggs broke they were made to lay in the yolk (and presumably vomit remnants) while a fan blew on them. 

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    Vodka and Push Ups Do Not Mix

    Vodka and Push Ups Do Not Mix is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 24 Most Brutal College Hazing Rituals
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    At UNT in 2013, a Sigma Phi Epsilon pledge was having the time of his life until he was locked in a dark room and forced to drink vodka and do push ups until, as the pledge told the police, "I had gotten to the point where I couldn’t even lift my own body up. It was the first moment in my life that I could not lift my own body up from the ground…I felt like I was not free to leave.”

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    Trivia Questions: Choose Your Object

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    Alexandra Robbins, author of the book "Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities," spent a year undercover and witnessed one incident where the pledge class had to answer trivia questions and drink straight vodka when they got the question wrong. Not too bad, right? Just a normal, run-of-the-mill drinking game (involving minors), right?

    If they got enough wrong, though, they were presented with a Sharpie (what is it with these things), a knife, a hammer and a d***o, with the threat that one of those objects would violate them.

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